AnonD-351395, 12 Jan 2015Just bought this phone. The speed is awesome, style is great, camera is not really good for 13... morewhats not good about the camera?
its a INSANE camera everyone keeps complaining about it but it even beats sony which are known to have great cameras....
and once more EVERY Phone gets hot when gaming its just reality so people please stop mentioning it as it is irrelevant data most people dont nuderstand.
try updating the camera app there have bin several updates in the play store. its under my apps as the normal list doesnt show all zenfone apps for some reason.
Just bought this phone. The speed is awesome, style is great, camera is not really good for 13Mp, the temperature quite hot while running heavy game but it's Ok, battery drain quite fast (I kept it lock with only fb and bbm notif running, but the battery drain to 96% in 8 minutes after full charging).
And the big problem is my rear camera is not not working after i upgrade to kitkat. I got no idea how to dealing with this problem, so, do not upgrade the firmware, cause lot of problem came after this. Trust me :)
AnonD-348081, 12 Jan 2015well the solution that you said now is the procedure of battery calibration......Its basically... morei only ever drain my batterys to empty before i charge them this phones problems however has nothing to do with calibration or whatever its a software issue that makes the phones software misunderstand the phones capacity. most phones seem to think they have over 1200 mah less then the battery really is which causes issues with display of %.
i believe this is caused by the software being developed for the zenfone 5 and then being ported to zenfone 4.
this therie is reinforced by the fact there is lots of zenfone 5 code in the files i was able to pull from the rom.
the only other devices on the planer seem to be Linux laptops which makes sense.
in the core android is mostly Linux and runs on x86 cpu's just like this Phone.
so what i learned from this is to never buy asus again as after 8 months its still nog fixed and never to buy x86 cpus powered phones or tablets anymore that run android.
so the only fix is a better rom from asus where all zenfone 5 code is removed and battery capacity is displayed correctly.
Do any one have problem when insert 2 sim card and after that both sim card can't be detected?
pino, 11 Jan 2015after the screen the gpu is the nr 1 power drainer. sadly the intel soc in this Phone is 28nm ... moreyeah i agree with you,moreover their intel chip are not well integrated with arm,so we will be having lags on some games,overheating like you cant touch your phone if you play for long period etc..The thing is it not only drain our battery but it also damage battery as well with the heat....
pino, 11 Jan 2015there is no such thing as battery calibration. every time you remove the plug on full char... morewell the solution that you said now is the procedure of battery calibration......Its basically you need to drain battery,charge them full and repeat the process several times...dont depends on apps
RENJU, 11 Jan 2015 i just want to know that, is this phone is good choice to buy or not.
all in all its a pretty descent Phone specialy for its really low price.
but if you decide to buy it NEVER EVER update it it gave me pretty harsh problems with the battery that so far has not bin fixed. then again it runs just fine on android 4.3
there i no need for updating really.
asus user, 11 Jan 2015yeah actually i am a gamer, i am not complaining, and im just asking, why all this happen. i ... moreafter the screen the gpu is the nr 1 power drainer. sadly the intel soc in this Phone is 28nm rather then 22nm which also means under load it uses a but more power. so al in all when you game you use the top 3 power drainers (screen>gpu>cpu) all at once and that will kill any battert fast.
the reality is phones and tablets can game pretty good but they still arent designed for it and no battery will last long with gaming even tho some games are more power efficient then others.
on my asus me173 tablet with 3300 mah battery i can play DOA for 8 hours but when i install a semi 3d game it drops to 6 hours and when i play a 3d shooter it drops to 4,5 hours.
gaming just drains battery up to 2x as fast.
AnonD-348081, 11 Jan 2015sorry i didnt understand quite what you say..I only understand that the battery display is wro... morethere is no such thing as battery calibration.
every time you remove the plug on full charge it resets the file. all these battery calibration apps do absolutely nothing.
this is a software error mostly caused by updating firmware.
i most likely have found a fix but im still testing further before i will confirm it.
but it basicly means screwing open your Phone drain it to 1 or 2% and pull the battery from the Phone then restart the Phone and if correct it will show the remaining % of the charge correctly (mine went to 37%.
then continue draining your battery till it shuts down and then just charge the Phone and mine since (3 charges now) does not drop fast anymore and lasts over 7 hours each charge and i might have drained it faster then my regular 8 and a half hours because i went to facebook and scrolled trough pictures non stop so it loaded a lot more pages then you would on normal use without pause.
so so far this seems to work wonders. charge drops smooth to 1% and shuts off after 1%.
you will get some apps complaining about time as for some reason the Phone will lose time and date.
soset those first and then open apps.
asus user, 11 Jan 2015i try to connect the charger when my zf6 is on, i doesnt show charging. but when i switch it o... moreis your phone charging itself without connecting to power??go to battery setting and see status is it saying connected or disconnect??
i try to connect the charger when my zf6 is on, i doesnt show charging. but when i switch it off, it charging normally. can someone help me to solve this?
AnonD-350098, 09 Jan 2015Zenfone has very good battery life. It has one of the best battery life in its price price ran... moreyeah actually i am a gamer, i am not complaining, and im just asking, why all this happen. i already know asus zf6 battery is good, u dont need to tell me. i just wanna know why this problem happen!
pino, 10 Jan 2015sorry but thats just bollox. the one time this Phone worked correctly for me i had it last 3 ... moresorry i didnt understand quite what you say..I only understand that the battery display is wrong...It is usual that battery display changes most of time because it depends on our usage but if it happens enourmosly,then did you try to do battery calibration??
AnonD-348081, 10 Jan 2015the battery perfomance is good and it holds much longer than you mentioned...Its 3300 mah powe... moresorry but thats just bollox. the one time this Phone worked correctly for me i had it last 3 days 5 hours and had a screen on time of 8 hours and 22 min. in a single day and 16 hours i had it last 9 hours 2 min screen on time.
thats with wifi Always on and data set to 2G as edge is fast enough for my whatsapp needs.
so that is what this Phone is capable off.
that was unrooted and intweaked btw. the apps on this Phone do NOTHING so i found rooting to mater little on this Phone.
however this Phone does have serious software issues that prevent battery from being displayed accurately.
i once hit 9 hours of charger and 1% with 4 hours screen on on which it lasted another 4 hours and 20 min on 1%. so 90% of the people thinking they have battery issues have issues with the battery display instead.
Donatus, 10 Jan 2015Battery performance is poor. Under normal use as with my previous phone, Zenfone 6 can hardly ... morethe battery perfomance is good and it holds much longer than you mentioned...Its 3300 mah power battery should match up with 6inch ips display and makes it through a day of use...unless you was playing games heavily/continous...
I have download a certain RAM checker... It says 2gb faked ram? Is there such a faked ram? I've tried using this ram checker on a different android phones and so far it's giving us the right specifications of the phone. What do you think guys!
Battery performance is poor. Under normal use as with my previous phone, Zenfone 6 can hardly last a day. In two hours time, the battery power went down to 60%. What do you do with a flat dead battery handphone after 4 hours of continue use? I asked Asus service and they didn't have a clue.